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College of Business & Public Administration

General Information for Graduate Study

ADMISSION. Drake does not offer any type of conditional or provisional admission to students. Students wishing to enroll in graduate coursework in the College of Business and Public Administration must be fully admitted to a graduate degree program (MBA, MPA, MACC or MFM).

GRADUATE GRADE POINT AVERAGE. All students who are admitted into a graduate program, must maintain a minimum B grade average or 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale while in the program. If, after nine hours of enrollment in core or elective courses, a student’s cumulative grade point is less than 3.0, the student will be placed on probation. If the G.P.A. has not risen above 3.0 within the next nine hours of enrollment, the student will be suspended from the program. Graduate students enrolled in 100-199 numbered courses approved for graduate credit are required to do extra work and exhibit a higher degree of competency than students taking the courses for undergraduate credit.

TIME LIMITS FOR COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: All requirements for a master’s must be met within five years of the end of the semester of the student’s first enrollment in core or elective courses. Under special circumstances, a one-year extension for completion without additional course requirements may be granted by the Graduate Curriculum Committee.

A written request for an exception must be submitted prior to the expiration of the student’s five-year time limit.

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